Some Musicians Playing at Festival in 2021

                       Jon Hines

I’m a blues, jazz, singer-songwriter Cape Breton based and national touring musician. ECMA showcasing, and recently was taken on as an official artist of “Black Mountain Thumb Picks” based out of Vancouver BC. With the announcement video hitting 300,000 views worldwide. 
I’ve opened for international touring acts, Jesse Roper, Daniel Champagne and Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies. My album “Wild Things Roam”, featured a song that was entered into an international songwriting competition two years in a row, where it advanced into the semi finals out of 19,000 song entries world wide. 
Released an EP during May of 2020, for digital platforms where my song, “Learn to Walk” has been entered into the East Coast Countdown top 30 through Sackville Radio station.

Jon Hines

I’m a blues, jazz, singer-songwriter Cape Breton based and national touring musician. ECMA showcasing, and recently was taken on as an official artist of “Black Mountain Thumb Picks” based out of Vancouver BC. With the announcement video hitting 300,000 views worldwide. I’ve opened for international touring acts, Jesse Roper, Daniel Champagne and Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies. My album “Wild Things Roam”, featured a song that was entered into an international songwriting competition two years in a row, where it advanced into the semi finals out of 19,000 song entries world wide. Released an EP during May of 2020, for digital platforms where my song, “Learn to Walk” has been entered into the East Coast Countdown top 30 through Sackville Radio station.

Drummer Ron Leadbeater

Drummer Ron Leadbeater

I’d like to officially introduce Backhouse Brass! We are a 7 piece horn band based out of Sydney, Nova Scotia. We play a variety of music from jazz, to funk, to your favourite pop songs, and even some rock classics. You will be able to catch us out busking and playing some tunes at various locations throughout the summer. We’ll keep you updated on this page on where and when we’ll be out in case anyone would like to take a stop by and have a listen! There will also be a “Meet the members” series starting this coming Monday where we’ll introduce a new member everyday and tell you a bit about them, so keep your eyes out for that too! Hope to see you all around soon! 🎶 🎷🎺🥁

I’d like to officially introduce Backhouse Brass! We are a 7 piece horn band based out of Sydney, Nova Scotia. We play a variety of music from jazz, to funk, to your favourite pop songs, and even some rock classics. You will be able to catch us out busking and playing some tunes at various locations throughout the summer. We’ll keep you updated on this page on where and when we’ll be out in case anyone would like to take a stop by and have a listen! There will also be a “Meet the members” series starting this coming Monday where we’ll introduce a new member everyday and tell you a bit about them, so keep your eyes out for that too! Hope to see you all around soon! 🎶 🎷🎺🥁

Guitarist Scott Rodney

Guitarist Scott Rodney

Trombonist James Munroe

Trombonist James Munroe

Guitarist Chris McDonald

Guitarist Chris McDonald

Bassist Red Mike MacDonald

Bassist Red Mike MacDonald

Tenor saxophonist Matt Nicholson

Tenor saxophonist Matt Nicholson

Tenor saxophonist Bruce MacKinley

Tenor saxophonist Bruce MacKinley

Jazz guitarist Joe Waye

Jazz guitarist Joe Waye